10 days in Lyon, Nice & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Lyon, Nice & Paris Itinerary

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10 days in Lyon, Nice & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Lyon
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  3​h
2
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris
— 5 nights
End: Paris

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, then browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Traboules - Hotel Cour des Loges.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary planner .

Paris to Lyon is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In October in Lyon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Trails Golf
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

1
night
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 28th (Mon), take a stroll through Vieille Ville and then make a trip to La Croisette. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice visit planner .

Getting from Lyon to Nice by combination of tram and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Lyon in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cannes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

5
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, don't miss a visit to Canal Saint-Martin, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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